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The Turner Prize 2010 was awarded to Susan Philipsz and the prize was presented by Miuccia Prada

The jury of the Turner Prize 2010 applauded the distinctive, imaginative worlds of all the artists and the strengths of their diverse artistic practices. They awarded the prize to Susan Philipsz for the presentations of Lowlands at the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art and Long Gone in the group exhibition Mirrors at MARCO Museo de Arte Comtemporánea de Vigo, Spain. The jury admired the way in which her work provokes both intellectual and instinctive responses and reflects a series of decisions about the relationship between sound and sight. Philipsz’s work draws on the immersive properties of sound and uses her own voice to create powerful sculptural experiences. Philipsz is the fourth woman to win the Turner Prize and the first person to win with a sound installation.


Watch the Turner Prize nominee films:


  • Isabel Carlos, Director, José de Azeredo Perdigão Modern Art Centre (CAMJAP), Lisbon
  • Philip Hensher, Writer, critic and journalist
  • Andrew Nairne, Executive Director, Arts Strategy, Arts Council England, London
  • Polly Staple, Director, Chisenhale Gallery, London
  • The jury is chaired by Penelope Curtis, Director, Tate Britain

Turner Prize 2010 in quotes

It's fantastic - I'm extremely happy to have won it, but it's been a wonderful experience to be nominated and these past few months have been great
Susan Philpsz on winning, speaking to the BBC

You won’t find radicalism in the 2010 Turner Prize, but works of quiet and sophisticated poetic beauty instead.
Waldemar Januszczak, The Sunday Times

Susan's presentation, both in Glasgow and in the way it transferred to the Tate, was quite extraordinary.
Penelope Curtis, Tate Britain Director, speaking to the BBC

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5 October 2010 – 3 January 2011

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